been a busy busy bee this week.

spent a day at six flags great america. not too shabby.


q pot.

i NEED cheeseburger jewelry. i love this stuff from q pot. i think i prefer the ring over the necklace though.


gone live.


check it out.
gotta update soon. re-arrange/add new/more photos...


throw away summer.

my 4th o july in nashville attire.
sweet home chicago.
best friend made a new friend.


day 2.

day 1 was a goodie.
hoping the same for today.


over on design sponge...

is this not the coolest idea? renovating an airstream to use as a studio. i may need to look into doing this...



i need this vase then some amazing flowers.

tourbillon. computer designed vase by A + A Cooren.

limited edition. only 21 made. I NEED ONE. though im sure its terribly expensive.


always something about being tight on money..

that makes me want to go shopping.



speaking of etsy...

completely obsessed with the barbie inspire swimsuit from etsy seller LA drama queen.



i keep forgetting that i have this dress...

and it has the cutest back. looks super cute on this model with the hat.
its the 1st thing ive bought from urban outfitters in quite some time.


thoughts. opinions?

ive been debating for quite some time now starting up an etsy shop.
im curious if anyone has any thoughts or experience with etsy, good or bad.


my neglected nook.

got all my chains hung about a month ago but i have not finished setting up or been working in my studio. shame on me. this needs to change asap.



found this necklace on etsy. totally in love. such a great size.
Infinite Peace Necklace
Infinite Peace Necklace



happy 4th yall.

back to nashville for my long weekend to celebrate the 4th.


last weekend left me with a tummy full of food.

the heineken inspire concert series came through ravenswood.
secret concert. matt & kim. cold war kids. free screen printed tshirts. unlimited free heineken. free food from stations titled; chinatown, little italy & greek town. all in a cool warehouse. good times were had by all.

i did not even find out until now, almost a week later that the event was also upstairs and featured outdoor patios, a heineken history museum and wiis, xboxes and ps3s..

images via time out chicago.

also that weekend i made it out to strawberry fest in long grove and came home with jars of strawberry salsa and strawberry pineapple bbq suace. i also made it to the taste of chicago where i filled my belly with such treats as hibiscus tea sorbet, mashed potato stuffed chocolate cupcakes, crab cake balls, pork filled banana dumplings and quite an assortment of other delicious treats.


in need of some new shorts..

now that were finally getting some nice weather.. and topshop seems to know exactly what i want.

okay.. so these last ones arent from topshop.. but they are kinda awesome. in a totally 60s way.